Covington season one to remember; Buccs blasting records & opponents
Thanks to a self-imposed sabbatical, "Team Unity" and an offense modeled after Hilliard Davidson's, small school power Covington is tearing up the opposition and record books. The Buccs have set new school records for total yards, rushing yards and points in a season - and they aren't done.
COVINGTON — The Covington football team made a vow of silence during preseason conditioning that it’s since shattered with a raucous regular season.
Football is important in this part of Miami County and the Buccs current roster ranks right around rock-star status.
Covington recently completed its third straight undefeated high school regular season, which led to the program’s 17th playoff berth and 27th league title. The Buccs, who won the Cross County Conference, beat Dixie 55-18 last week in the opening round of the Division V, Region 20 playoffs. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, Covington (11-0) plays Cincinnati Summit Country Day (11-0) at Centerville.
Expect a light show (on the scoreboard) and fireworks (on the field) from Covington.The Buccs set school records for total yards (5,249), rushing yards (5,035) and points (598) in a season, the latter of which had been in place since 1960.
More? There’s plenty:
“We’ve got a great group of kids who have bought into the team mentality and that’s not something that necessarily always happens,” Covington head coach David Miller Jr. said. “You look at A.J.’s success and it would be easy for him to have an inflated ego but he’s one of the most team-oriented players I’ve ever been around and that’s what defines this team.”
The Buccs are on a self-imposed sabbatical. No players are allowed to talk to the media. No individual statistics are being released. No access is being granted beyond the head coach.
The theme is “Team Unity.” The quirk has worked.